NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Casey's General Stores (Nasdaq: CASY) is tomorrow, April 27, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 15 cents per share. At a price of $56.05 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 1.1%.

The average volume for Casey's General Stores has been 190,600 shares per day over the past 30 days. Casey's General Stores has a market cap of $2.13 billion and is part of the services sector and retail industry. Shares are up 8.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Casey's General Stores, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates convenience stores under the Casey's General Store, HandiMart, and Just Diesel names in 11 Midwestern states, primarily Iowa, Missouri, and Illinois. The company has a P/E ratio of 18.4, equal to the average retail industry P/E ratio and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates Casey's General Stores as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, compelling growth in net income, good cash flow from operations and impressive record of earnings per share growth. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally poor debt management on most measures that we evaluated. You can view the full Casey's General Stores Ratings Report.

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